Friday, April 4, 2008

Day Gardner, Pres. National Black Pro-Life Union Asks: Should America be Punished with a President Who will not Stand for All of Us

Day Gardner, Pres. National Black Pro-Life Union Asks: Should America be Punished with a President Who will not Stand for All of Us

WASHINGTON, April 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, Pres. Comments on Recent Obama "Punished with a Baby" remark.

She asks: Should America Be Punished With a President Who Will Not Stand for All Of Us?

Recently, while campaigning in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Barack Obama made this statement:

"When it comes specifically to HIV/AIDS, the most important prevention is education, which should include -- which should include abstinence education and teaching the children -- teaching children, you know, that sex is not something casual. But it should also include -- it should also include other, you know, information about contraception because, look, I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at the age of 16. You know, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."

First of all, I will never call a baby a "mistake," we are all put here for a reason. But that aside, aren't we supposed to help our children learn from their "mistakes?"

For every child who gets into trouble from something as simple as being late to class or as serious as a DUI, and worse--there will always be consequences.

Sometimes the consequences may be a school detention or a driving suspension--unfortunately, depending on the "mistake" the consequences may include jail time.

All parents would like to ensure their children avoid difficulties, but the truth is if we teach our children to learn from their experiences then we help to build character.

The consequences or circumstances a young woman may face with an unplanned pregnancy need not include the cruel and vicious killing of her child.

I know many young women who are wonderful mothers. We do not have to kill our children to have fruitful, successful lives. Also, there are thousands and thousands of loving couples who aren't able to conceive children in this country and end up going to China, Africa or other countries to adopt babies.

Mr. Obama obviously doesn't know very much about what an abortion really is--what it does to children-- and what it does to the bodies of women.

If he did, I don't think he would have spoken so casually and callously about snuffing out the lives of his future grandchildren or the traumatic health problems and depression his older yet--still beautiful girls would have to face.

America is filled with people who don the velvet robes of the every man for himself mentality; people who would sell their mothers--or kill their children to get ahead. Many Americans will take the easy road, short cuts--stepping on backs--crushing the bones of others along the way.

Then there are those Americans who stand up when commanded to stand down; Americans who work with sweat, blood, truth and many times tears to attain greatness.

There are Americans who place high value on each and every family member--each and every American whether black, white, yellow, brown or red--young or old, born and unborn. These are people who have earned "character" as their middle name.

"That's what I hope for all of your future generations, Mr. Obama, both born and yet to be born, whether planned or not. That's my America!"

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